At approximately 2:20PM today, January 8th, a Snoqualmie resident in the 8800 block of Norman Ave SE (Snoqualmie Ridge Deer Park neighborhood) called 9-1-1 after she confronted a male and female parked in her neighbor’s driveway. The caller saw that a U-Haul truck was in the driveway and became suspicious due to recent burglary activity involving a small U-Haul truck.
At the time the resident confronted them, the male suspect pointed a handgun at her. She was able to escape in her vehicle unharmed. She then called 9-1-1 and Snoqualmie police officers responded immediately.
A few minutes earlier, police had also been alerted to the U-Haul at a another Deer Park home on McIntosh Court – again by an observant neighbor. As an officer was leaving McIntosh Court after investigating, the U-Haul was spotted driving past on Swenson Drive. It was reportedly trying to exit the neighborhood after the Norman Ave confrontation.
At least 5 Snoqualmie Police vehicles were on the scene when the arrest happened on SE Swenson Drive. That section of the road was closed for a short time during the apprehension.
A 32-year-old Renton male and a 30-year-old North Bend female were taken into custody as they were leaving the area in the U-Haul. They have been booked into King County Jail.
A handgun was recovered a short distance away that the male had thrown out of the window of the vehicle. The Snoqualmie Police Department is seeking a warrant on the U-Haul.
The Snoqualmie Police credits the quick actions of the 9-1-1 caller with the apprehension of these suspects.